Wishing everyone a very happy new year!

Over the past few months, MediaCorp has aired a series of 7-minute mini TV documentaries featuring some of the inspiring work carried out by our Non Profit Philanthropic Organisations (NPPOs). The series of eight mini documentaries are being broadcast on Spotlight, Channel NewsAsia's Sunday Night News Bulletin, on a monthly basis.

In this special edition of the Temasek Trust newsletter we are sharing the first five videos in the series, which aired between October 2014 and January 2015. The next three will be shared in a later edition of the TT newsletter, so do watch out for it!



Using Technology in Stroke Therapy

Featuring the work of the Singapore Millennium Foundation (SMF) & Temasek Cares

This mini documentary looks at how SMFs Tele-Rehabilitation programme helps stroke patients recover by using a tele-rehabilitation device from the comfort of their own homes while communicating remotely with a therapist on a regular basis; as well as how Temasek Cares Technology-assisted Rehabilitation in the Community (Temasek Cares TRiC) pilot programme impacts their patients everyday quality of life by helping them improve their mental and motor skills.

(You can also watch video here)



Nurturing Young Talent

Featuring the work of Temasek Education Foundation(TEF)  & Temasek Life Sciences Lab(TLL) 

This segment centres on how TEF, via the David Marshall Endowment, has funded various programmes at the School of Arts (SOTA) to help groom and support promising young students in the areas of dance, sports and music. It also features a young scientist from TLL and the role that the scholarship he received from TLL has played in his development, as well as his hopes and dreams for the future.

(You can also watch video here

 Tsunami - 10 Years On

Featuring the work of Temasek Foundation (TF) & Temasek Life Sciences Lab (TLL)  

This third mini documentary in the series of eight reviews the redevelopment work TF and TLL did in Aceh, Indonesia, in the wake of the 2004 Tsunami. The Tsunami caused giant waves to crash into coastal communities more than five kilometres inland, destroying about 20,000 hectares of farmland. As a result of being flooded by salt water from the tsunami, large areas of rice fields in the province became unsuitable for farming. The Aceh rice project helped rebuild the region and develop new rice types to increase rice production in Aceh and was just the first of more collaborations TF and TLL will have with other countries within the region to enhance food productivity.

(You can also watch video here)



 Youths Go Green

Featuring young nature lovers and the work of the Singapore Technologies Endowment Programme (STEP)  

This segment highlights what some youths are doing to learn more about the environment and what they can do to help protect it. The second half of the mini documentary features how our own STEP Sunburst Youth Environment Camp helps groom the next generation of environmental leaders among the youths of Singapore and Asia. Participants, organisers and volunteer guides were interviewed at the camps opening ceremony and at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve during this week-long programme focused on the environment.

(You can also watch video here)

 Fighting Infectious Diseases 

Featuring the work of Temasek Life Sciences Lab (TLL)

This mini documentary looks at how TLL’s research helps combat infectious diseases in Singapore including developing diagnostic tool kits for SARS, vaccines for bird flu and other infectious diseases, such as Asian Influenza (H1N1, H5N1) and Hand Foot and Mouth Disease. It also features some of  TLL’s laboratories, including a mobile Biosafety Level Three Lab, which can be transported to areas affected by an outbreak of infectious disease. 

(You can also watch video here)


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